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Archive for September, 2013

Dept. of Justice sues N.C. over voter law

Monday, September 30th, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that his office is suing North Carolina over its new voter law, which the Justice Department says discriminates against minorities. The law reduces early voting days, eliminates same-day registration during early voting and requires voters to have a photo ID.

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Movie filmed in Wrightsville Beach to premiere at film festival

Monday, September 30th, 2013

A movie filmed in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach will make its debut at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

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Pair arrested for drug activity

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Following an investigation 69-year-old Ernest Dwight Hill and 20-year-old Justin Hashaim Bland were arrested drug charges involving both marijuana and heroin.

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Topsail High bus broken into during football game at Hoggard

Monday, September 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a bus for the Topsail High School football team was robbed during a game Friday at Hoggard High School.

A coach told deputies working the game that someone broke into the bus and stole electronics, including cell phones, that belonged to players, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

No word on how many devices were stolen.


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FIT MINUTE: TRX is a unique and fun workout

Monday, September 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s an exercise developed out of necessity that’s showing up in more and more gyms. And, TRX is unlike anything you’ve ever tried before.

When Kathryn Ipsen took a TRX class at the Wilmington YMCA for the first time, she admits it was ‘a bit nerve-wracking.’ But, after she got through her first hour of TRX, she said she couldn’t wait to take another class. Then, after doing four classes, Ipsen said she’s glad she got over her nerves.

“I think it’s the best abs stuff I’ve ever done. I could really feel the abs the next day and the day after. But, it wasn’t a bad pain. It was good. You felt like you’d used them,” Ipsen said.

Instructor Lori Campbell said during TRX, you use your body weight and the straps to work out all of your muscles.

“It was designed by Navy SEALs. They needed it to stay in shape while they were out on missions and they had limited space and limited supplies that they could use. So, they developed it out of parachute material and different tools that they had through they’re work,” Campbell said.

When you hear the term Navy SEALs, it’s no wonder exercisers like Ipsen are intimidated at first.

“It’s kind of overwhelming and they look at it and think I’m not good enough for that. The truth and reality of it is anybody can do it,” Campbell said.

That’s because, Campbell said, it’s all about angle.

“You can go at whatever level you like by adjusting the angle of your body,” Campbell said.

As Ipsen’s angle gets more ‘acute’ at every class, she’s seeing ‘obtuse’ results.

“Yeah, it does tone. I think a lot quicker than other exercises because you are so much more conscious of every muscle you’re using,” Ipsen said.

“It just gets so many more muscle groups because you have so much more balance involved and so much more core,” Campbell said.

All reasons Ipsen and many others now come to TRX class with lots of confidence.

“Everybody loves it,” Campbell said.


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